MagicMirror with Echo Dot
can I “control” the MagicMirror with my Echo Dot and if so how?
Bump…Have same question! Can it be done? Thanks
Control it to do what?
I use my Alexa to turn the mirror on & off via a smart plug.
There is a finicky Alexa module that will let you show and hide various modules, but that’s using the voice recognition routines, not Alexa/Echo itself.
If you want to tell your Echo “Alexa, show weather” and have it work, you’ll need to develop an Alexa skill that can be installed in the Echo. I don’t think anyone’s attempted that yet.
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I use this module: MMM-AlexaOnOff and control all the apps with my echo dot. Works great.
@bhepler Hey Bhepler, thanks for your reply. I think I’m just going to use the Alexa module which I have installed and (almost) have working - I have an echo dot lying around which I thought I might be able to plug into the RPi as the speaker/microphone! Thanks
@mitchawl - My understanding is that the plug in the Alexa devices is output only. But I haven’t actually investigated. I could be wrong. Good luck!